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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Skyline21, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Skyline21

    Skyline21 Purple Belt

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    Say i can leg press 500 lbs, how much should i be able to squat/deadlift? I have only been doing leg press recently (last 3 months) so i'm wondering where i should be with the others.
     
  2. vjekoboban

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    500 lbs leg press.....thats at least 600 squat.

    wow u squat 600 lbs. nice work man. almsot as much as i bench
     
  3. aljeffery

    aljeffery White Belt

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    I dunno
     
  4. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    Best reply ever.
     
  5. Skyline21

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    Wow i wish i was as cool as u. Last time big steroid freaks came down to my BJJ and boxing classes they got tooled by EVERYONE little and big.
     
  6. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    Dude, why don't you simply test your DL and squat max? That's the only way you'll know. You cannot possibly, ever, calculate your DL/squat from a leg press machine. There are several reasons:

    - Every machine is different
    - Most machines don't make any use of your back, which is a huge factor in both squat and DL
    - Most machines use a form and ROM which is not even remotely similar to the movement of squat/DL
    - Most machines completely ignore the stabiliser muscles, whereas balance and form are really important for squat/DL
    - Most machines don't require you to move your own bodyweight
    - Grip is not an issue

    The only thing that's certain is that you won't squat/DL anywhere near 500lbs.
     
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    Leg press machines scare me.
     
  8. rEmY

    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    i cant use them, because everytime i even think of them, i think of ronnie coleman, yelling and grunting in that voice of his and i start laughing.
     
  9. wenispinkle

    wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

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    i thought of that video a couple days ago when i was doing decline press and chuckled and almost killed myself
     
  10. CrazyAZNRedneck

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    Man,
    Ev'rbodi wanna be a bodybuilda' n don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.
     
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    Who wants to be a bodybuilder?
     
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    light weight baby, light fuckin weight...
     
  14. Todd Gack

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    Last time I leg pressed I let out a massive fart. The leg press machine induces more farting than squatting does, at least in my case so I switched to squatting!!
     
  15. Leg Machines...a close second to curls on the squat rack as the favorite exercise for the frat boys at my school. They act sooooo fucking tough as they leg press about 400 pounds. I just want to go up to them and explain to them the following mathematical concept:
     
  16. Herculean

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    he never said anything about steroids
     
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    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    It really depends. Most people can do more in the leg press than squat.
     
  19. Celtic_81

    Celtic_81 Orange Belt

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    As stated above, there is no way to accurately calculate your squat max based on a leg press. Really, there is no way to calculate any free weight movement based on a machine movement.

    Just to throw it out there:
    - my 6 rep max on leg press is 810lbs (not including sled weight)
    - my 6 rep max squat is 315lbs (granted I have only been squatting for three months and am still making form adjustments)
     
  20. Lusst

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    For me, comparing Leg press to squats is like apples to oranges. Leg press is gay anyway. Some jackoffs used to do it at this metro gym I used to go to. They never did squats, but when it came time for leg pres, they'd load that bitch up with plates, have some dude sit on top of it holding weights, and then the lifter proceeds to move his knees about 5 degrees and call that a rep. Fuck...that.
     

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